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West Virginia Hazelnut Orchard Finds Local Cultivars

John Kelsey has been growing hazelnuts on his farm in Mason County, West Virginia, since 2011, when the Thousand Cankers Disease outbreak damaged the black ... Read More

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Ohio Chestnut Farm Incorporates Alley Cropping

As nut orchards grow in popularity, farmers are looking for innovative ways to generate income and improve soil health as their trees mature. This has ... Read More

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Nut-works Build Regional Resilience

By Eleanor Reagan

As supply chains become increasingly unreliable and energy shortages more frequent, local food production and processing will become ever more crucial to ... Read More

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Perennial Nuts Offer a Key to Our Food System

By Michelle Ajamian

From the beginning (2008) we chose the word staple over grain in ASFC’s name, not only because nuts (and beans) are powerhouses ... Read More

Match Doubles Impact of Neighbor Meals Donations in June

Athens, Ohio – Neighbor Loaves (& Meals), a project of the Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative (ASFC) at Rural Action, will match purchases for the project ... Read More

BIPOC Leadership Team Conducts COVID Equity Report

by Eleanor Reagan

Washington State University (WSU) Food Systems Program was commissioned by the Washington State Department of Agriculture in August of 2021 to identify ... Read More

Malik Yakini Forging Black Food Sovereignty in Detroit

By Kwase Lane

DETROIT, Michigan — I met with Malik Yakini, co-founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) at ... Read More

Deadline Extended for Neighbor Loaves Recipe Grant Applications

The deadline to apply for Neighbor Loaves [& Meals] recipe grants has been extended to April 15. Professional chefs and bakers in Ohio can apply ... Read More

Neighbor Loaves Project Offers Grants to Local Chefs, Bakers

The Plains, OH — Local chefs and bakers can receive mini-grants of up to $250 for recipe development to help grow the Neighbor Loaves [& ... Read More

ASFC’s North American Staple Network (NASN) Updates

Our network of food system leaders meets quarterly to work together to advance staple crops across North American regions. Here are some annual updates ... Read More


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